World Leading Research Institute

Leading research institute saves water and keeps science marching

This leading university is consistently ranked as one of the world’s Top 10 science research institutes. It offers graduate and postgraduate degrees in natural and exact sciences and boasts multiple Nobel and Turing laureates among its alumni.

With a varied and large campus, the institute is a heavy user of water – from specialized labs and research facilities to large scale air-conditioning and the many toilets, kitchens and bathrooms onsite.

The Challenge

Water bills at the university amount to tens of millions of dollars per year. The institute is very much aware of its impact on the environment and wants to eliminate water while saving water expenses. 

Water leaks were also a concern with a history of multiple leaks in various locations at the facility. A leak could not only damage expensive scientific research facilities, it could ruin cutting edge research and set programmes back years. 

The solution

The university’s facilities’ staff choose to deploy WINT at the campus, from office buildings and air-conditioning systems to specialized water-consuming research equipment. WINT systems are integrated with the site’s operations room, where the entire campus is monitored and managed 24×7. When a leak occurs the operations room is alerted, and maintenance staff are immediately dispatched to diagnose and resolve the issue.

Results

The university has seen significant water savings in multiple locations, including its air-conditioning cooling towers and specialized water filtration systems. Along the way, it has boosted its green credentials by saving significant amounts of water and reducing its environmental footprint.

At one water-quality facility consumption was reduced by over 90% after WINT detected significant waste in misconfigured equipment

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